We have a client running an ancient ObjectVideo v4 system that is now failing. They have three FLIR cameras for about 270-degrees of coverage, on top of a 50' tower in the middle of a two-square-block yard, feeding into the analytics. This setup has been in place for around 7-8 years, but the cameras still work flawlessly.
The catch we're finding with this is that all the analytics seem to be built into the cameras now. Their 3xLogic DVR needs upgrading as well, and older versions have built-in analytics, but current versions have removed the analytics engine. 3xLogic offers one model of network thermal camera with onboard analytics that will integrate with the DVR, but it would take four or five of those (with 4mm lenses) to replace the current views, in addition to needing to get network to them.
We also considered moving the OV system to new hardware, but even that is problematic: we didn't build it, so I don't know how the OV licensing works or whether it's tied to the hardware; OV4 has several known bugs and OV's only "solution" for us was to sell us an upgrade to OV5; the Mango processing box (which also provides the alarm-out function) also has glitches of its own; and the whole OV4 system is more of a cobbled-together mix of various pieces with their own CLI interfaces and config files, topped with a rudimentary GUI. In short, the OV system just needs to go away.
So... does anyone else still make a standalone analytics system (preferably Windows-based) that will accept analog video and can trigger alarm outputs when rules are met?